In London, it was announced that Julian Assange will be freed on bail. And today in the cold, in front of the White House, there was a demonstration, and more, an act of peaceful resistance against the war in Afghanistan.
People can see that acts of resistance like this really matter. Among those in Washington DC who chained or tied themselves to the fence in front of the White House were Daniel Ellberg of Pentagon Papers fame, and Chris Hedges, former NYT correspondent, who has covered wars as a reporter and won a Pulitzer Prize. Colleen Rowley, a whistleblower who has been in the news, and Ray McGovern, a former CIA analyst, were among 135 protesters who were arrested late this afternoon.
Raw Story was able to confirm the arrests of Ellsberg, McGovern, Rowley and Hedges, along with Veterans for Peace members Elliott Adams, Mike Ferner, Mike Hearington